25.11.2020: The electronic patient record in Switzerland – from EPD burnout to positive outlook?

The development of the electronic patient record has been a bumpy road from the start, with no light at the end of the tunnel. With frustrated stakeholders, funds going to waste and the postponement of the launch, we’ve asked ourselves: is there any way to save this crucial project, launch it and, most importantly, make it attractive for patients to use it?

For our digital session on 25th Nov, we have invited experts Anna Granta and Walid S. Ahmed from «Bright Insight» to share their insights on the crucial issues surrounding the development of the electronic patient record, and the way forward.

Bright Insight GmbH supports the players in the electronic patient record to achieve EPDG certification. Based on that, a legally compliant EPD can be created that is secure, functional and practicable.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We will discuss:
– How Anna and Walid found their way into eHealth
– What the challenges and issues were
– Why there are still so few women in digital or ehealth
– The bumpy road of the electronic patient record until now: How it all started and where it stands now
– Differences between the electronic patient record and health data platforms
– Positive injections: what’s NeNI and how to find a positive outlook that also benefits the patients

THE AGENDA

18:30 Intro by Women in Digital Health

18:35 Presentation by Anna Granta & Walid S. Ahmed (Bright Insight GmbH)
– 1st part: Intro by Anna & Walid and how they found their way into eHealth
– 2nd part: The bumpy road of the electronic patient record – from burnout to positive outlook
– Discussion & Interactive Q&A

20:00 End of the Event

*Do note that the event will start punctually at 18:30, so please enter the zoom ‘waiting room’ by 18.25. Thank you!

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Anna Granta is currently a Product Manager Training at Bright Insight GmbH. She is responsible for the development of an advanced further education program on all the aspects of the Swiss Electronic Patient Record (EPR or “das elektronische Patientendossier”, „EPD“). The goal of the program is to rise EPR-literacy and knowledge on implementing the EPR among its providers and users.
Previously Anna Granta led EPR-profile testing and development projects. She achieved her master’s degree in Sciences from the University of Luzern.
Anna Granta is also a member of NeNI, the National eHealth Network Initiative, a „do-tank“ and knowledge-hub of and for stakeholders in the Swiss (digital) health landscape, which Walid S. Ahmed is the founder of.
Besides her positive conviction towards the EPR, Anna Granta is a passionate adult figure skater, a president of the string orchestra Camerata Basilea and a lifestyle & culture journalist for women and men magazines.

Walid S. Ahmed is currently managing partner and senior consultant at Bright Insight GmbH. Before that, he was leading the section eHealth in the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland, with focus on the technical and legal of the electronic patient record (based on EPDG) and its certification. Among other key competencies, he is also an expert in interoperability standards such as IHE, HL7 and FHIR.
He is the founder of NeNI, the National eHealth Network Initiative, a „do-tank“ and knowledge-hub of and for stakeholders in the Swiss (digital) health landscape, which Anna is also a member of.

The ZOOM link details are as follows:

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Meeting ID: 812 1348 3787
Passcode: 240195

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26.08.2020: Make health and health-related data shareable in Switzerland

We are excited to invite you to our next digital session this 26 August 2020! Join us for an interesting evening with Dr. Sabine Österle, Team Lead Data Interoperability, Personalized Health Informatics Group at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as we discuss the ‘Swiss Personalised Health Network (SPHN)’  initiative. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We will discuss

– how Sabine was inspired to chose this career path in healthcare and data science
– how it is to negotiate as a woman between the still very male dominated field of universities and other institutions
– how SPHN builds a dynamic scalable decentralized infrastructure based on a network with existing players in Switzerland
– how it aims to make health (e.g. clinical routine data) and health-related (e.g. cohorts, genomics, proteomics) data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and usable).

THE SPEAKER

Dr. Sabine Österle is currently the Team Lead for the Data Interoperability subteam and interim co-lead of the BioMedIT team at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). She oversees and manages the Personalised Informatics Group (PHI) portfolio and related activities towards achieving the interoperability goals/FAIR data in the Swiss Personalised Health Network (SPHN).  The PHI runs the Data coordination centre of the SPHN and BioMedIT. 

The SPHN is an initiative of the Swiss Federal Government, namely the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). We will discuss how SPHN builds a dynamic scalable decentralized infrastructure based on a network with existing players in Switzerland. And how it aims to make health (e.g. clinical routine data) and health-related (e.g. cohorts, genomics, proteomics) data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and usable). 

THE AGENDA

18:30      Start and welcome

    • Presentation of Women in Digital Health 
    • Dr. Sabine Österle: “Make health and health-related data shareable in Switzerland”
    • Interactive Q&A

19:30      End of the Event

Register now to receive the Zoom link before the event! Please note that we can only send out the Zoom link to people who have registered for the event. This event is open to the public. 

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25.06.2020: WiDH Members-only Digital Event with EY Life Sciences, France – health platforms, French market trends, and the digital solutions

We are excited to invite our WiDH Community Members to our first Members-Only digital event with EY Life Sciences, France this 25 June 2020!

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You can expect an interesting and interactive evening with the EY Life Sciences France Team as we discuss health platforms, French market trends, and the solutions that EY is working on in the area of Health and Life Sciences.

You will also have an exclusive opportunity to virtually visit the EY Wavespace, the company’s LifeSciences Pathway.

THE AGENDA

18:00      Start of the Event

    • Presentation of Women in Digital Health and EY
    • EY in Health and Life Sciences: Our point of view on health platforms
    • Presentation on the Health System in France
    • Virtual tour of the EY Wavespace, the company’s Life Sciences pathway
    • EY Digital Solution for its Life Sciences clients
    • Q&A

19:00      End of the Event

This exclusive event is free.

Please register to receive the link to the webinar by sending us an email at womendigitalhealth@protonmail.com

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10.06.2020: Healthcare Research

Our second digital session will take place on 10 June 2020, right after our first general assembly.

Be inspired and join us, with two speakers in healthcare research from the University of Zurich!


THE SPEAKERS

Lorena Kegel, psychologist and neuroscientist at UZH, will give a brief introduction to her PhD research and the most interesting results about the processing of avatar faces in the brain. She will highlight potential implications for the use of avatars in clinical and research settings.

Burcu Demiray, geronto-psychologist and research group leader at UZH presents her idea “OldSchool”, a distance learning platform for people over 65 years of age that offers academic courses, hobby and health courses, opportunities to make contacts and access to civic science projects; a project from a recent COVID-19 hackathon.

THE AGENDA

18:30 Start and welcome
18:35 Lorena Kegel: “On the neural traces of avatars in our brain”
18:50 Burcu Demiray: “OldSchool – a platform for lifelong learning”
19:05 Interactive Q & A
19:20 Wrap up and outlook to Women in Digital Health program 2020

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05.05.2020: Digital Solutions from Hack #codeVsCOVID19

Apps and solutions that can track COVID-19  – they’re a topic everywhere and it’s hard to understand what’s behind. What opportunity does it represent for public health? What does it mean for our personal data? And is it possible to track the disease by collecting only open data? And could a simple cough be enough to detect a COVID-19 infection?

Our first digital session on 5 May, together with the Zurich chapter of “MyData.org” tries to provide an answer to these questions.

Join us and take the opportunity to discuss this with us and our speakers! Please find all info here and don’t forget to register, as we can only send the link registered guests.

OUR SPEAKERS

Simon Hofer, Founder of DetectNow, a team that develops an AI to detect COVID-19 from cough audio. The vision is that anyone can get tested anytime and anywhere simply by coughing into their smartphone.

Regina Miller, Medical Expert, and Samuel Welten, Lead Developer presenting Virustracker; an app that tracks infections without tracking people. The idea is to get informed anonymously when you were close to an infected person to slow the viral spread. This is achieved with a completely open system and without a central data collection.

André Golliez, President Swiss Data Alliance and MyData Zurich Lead, will present the Swiss governance model for a digital proximity tracing, a paper established by the a working group of the network for «Digital Self-Determination»

Giovanna Jaramillo-Gutierrez, Co-Founder of Milan and Associates SPRL, and Data scientist at World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 Senior Epidemiologist Consultant, will give a brief proposal on public health surveillance and its data-related challenges and opportunities. This could be the contribution of the tech world to already existing public health systems in place, e.g. contact tracing by keeping ethical human-centric approaches.

AGENDA

18:30 Start and welcome

18:35 DetectNow

18:50 Virustracker

19:05 Breakout sessions

19:20 Swiss governance model for a digital proximity tracing

19:35 COVID19 pandemic surveillance, response and the digital world: challenges and opportunities

19:50 Interactive Q & A

20:00 Wrap up and outlook to Women in Digital Health program 2020

Join on 5 May and register on our Meetup page to receive the webinar link before the event